Changing a date format from US to UK

Yusuf

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Hi all

I need advice with changing a date format from US to UK format.

At the moment, the report shows the dates as mm/dd/yy and I need it to be dd/mm/yy
When I format the cells it shows in the proper format but I still have the problem when Sorting the dates.

08/01/05 should be 1st of August but shows as 8-Jan-05

I even tried using Right, Left and Mid functions but only get the Text returning, eg. 38360, 38361 etc

Please help if you know if it's possible
 

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Norie

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Yusuf

Select the column with the dates.

Goto Data>Text to columns...

On the 3rd step chose Date for Column data format and MDY from the dropdown.
 
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